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WELCOME HOSACK ELEMENTARY FIFTH GRADE (5 A)Mrs. Katie Farrell (5 B)Mr. Anthony Kremmel (5 C) Mr. Aaron Kokladas
Thank you! Your children are a true gift.
Meet Katie Farrell � 2004 NA Graduate � 7 th year teaching � 3 years @ Propel Northside � 2 years @ Penn Hills � 5 th grade @ Mc. Knight � 1 st year @ Hosack : ) �Lives in Pleasant Hills with husband, Brian.
Meet Anthony Kremmel � � � � Fourth year teaching 5 th grade at NA Taught 6 th grade at Carson for one year Taught 4 th grade at North Hills Penn State Graduate Presently finishing Graduate Degree from Gannon University North Allegheny Graduate Live in NA with my wife Kelly and 8 month old son, Luca
Meet Aaron Kokladas
5 th GRADE EXPECTATIONS � RESPONSIBILITY � RESPECT � ORGANIZATION � INDEPENDENCE � POSITIVE ATTITUDE
� Goals � Prevent problems � Reduce problems � Improve peer relations � Improve school climate � Give children skills � Classroom ▫ Consistency ▫ Monthly Class meetings Rules 1. We will not bully others 2. We will help students who are bullied 3. We will include students who are left out 4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home
5 th Grade Classroom Rules 1. I will contribute to class and school in a respectful and positive manner. 2. I will be prepared for class, and each of my responsibilities every day. 3. I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. 4. I can solve a problem in any way provided that it doesn’t cause a problem for anyone else.
Positive Reinforcement � � REWARDS Paws: After Accumulating 20, a student can redeem them for incentives/prizes Praise Small rewards Recognition from the office / Dr. Mathieson
Behavior Reports ■ Level 1 & 2 infractions in Code of Conduct ■ Expectations/Incentive: Each class will implement a weekly three strike system. ■ three strikes = behavior report to be signed by parent & returned ■ More severe infractions may lead to immediate behavior report. ■ 1 behavior report = No PAW movie ■ Level 3 & 4 infractions (or repeated Level 2) ■ The teacher will fill out a student discipline report & the student will be sent down to the office. ■ Parents will be notified. ■ 3 behavior reports in a 9 week period = discipline form
HOMEWORK POLICY � � � � Planner (assignments posted online as well) Homework for completion 100% effort with all work shown Missing/Late Homework Depending on amount of assignments in each subject, there will be a cumulative homework grade each nine weeks When a student fails to complete an assignment, point (s) will be deducted from the homework grade Assignment must be completed for the next day, or recess will be lost
Graded Assignments � Grading Policy - Students will lose one letter grade for each day late
FIFTH GRADE CURRICULUM Science Graded Items Scott Foresman (Pearson) Unit A – Life Science Tests/Quizzes Classifying organisms, Cells to Journals Systems, Human Body Systems, Plants, Interactions in Ecosystems, Homework and Changes in Ecosystems Chapter packets Unit B – Earth Science Experiments Water on Earth, Weather Patterns, Earth’s Changing Surface, and Protecting Earth’s Resources Unit C – Physical Science Matter and Its Properties, Changes in Matter, Forces in Motion, Changing Forms of Energy, and Electricity
Social Studies � Access to online textbook and access to all study guides on my website. � Graded items �Tests (zipgrade) �projects �group work �worksheets �quizzes �collaboration
Social Studies Most homework will be projects & studying for upcoming tests/quizzes Students will need their Ipad for 90% of the time. ~ Nearpod Lessons ~Quizzlet Live! for vocabulary ~Student created projects using “Jigsaw” strategy ~research
Student Achievement ■ ■ ■ ■ Daily ELA/Math Practice Study Island Activities Reading Comprehension Skill Reinforcement Written/Verbal Communication Math Extensions/Open-ended questions Differentiated Leveled Readers Supplement Social Studies and Science curriculum
Study Island A product that helps students in kindergarten through 12 th grade master state-specific, grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. Combines rigorous content that is customized to state standards in reading and math with interactive features & games that engage students & reinforce & reward learning achievement.
FIFTH GRADE CURRICULUM ELA (English Language Arts) which includes Reading, English, Spelling, and Writing The Storytown series - Harcourt School Publishers Theme 1: Finding a Way � Theme 2: Common Goals � Theme 3: Go with the Flow � Theme 4: Dare to be Great � Theme 5: Making a Difference � Theme 6: Feats of Daring �
ELA: English Language Arts � � The Storytown series focuses on explicit, systematic instruction with a spiraled review of key skills. Sample skills that are developed through these resources include: � Various types of literature (Main and Paired Selections) � Robust Vocabulary � Comprehension (Focus Skills and Focus Strategies) � Fluency, Accuracy, and Reading Rate � Grammar and Writing � Use of Reference Sources � Leveled Texts
Read, Read! � “Middle School students need to read over a million words of text outside of school assignments to learn enough vocabulary words to STAY a grade appropriate reader. ” �Bill Honig *Your child will have plenty of opportunities to read this year!
URC Ultimate Reading Challenge �Reading for pleasure VS reading to learn �New reading log & new “challenge” every 9 weeks. �Part of reading grade (20 points) each 9 weeks. �Book report included but graded separately.
ELA: English Language Arts ENGLISH • Daily Oral Language • Grammar and Conventions WRITING • Informational • Narrative • Persuasive • Text Dependent Analysis SPELLING • Tests are on Fridays • Weekly spelling unit homework
ELA Graded Items � � � Homework Quizzes/Tests Projects Class Activities Book Reports
Newer Mathematics Curriculum � � � � We have updated the curriculum in grades K-8. Instruction will focus on inquiry-based methodology. Problem solving will be emphasized in all units. All Pennsylvania Core Standards for Mathematics will be addressed. GO MATH! will be our new textbook series. Each student will receive “mini-books” for all units. Students can write in their consumable books. There are new online resources that can be used at home for additional practice and reinforcement.
Math Content ▪ ▪ ▪ Ch. 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions Ch. 2: Divide Whole Numbers Ch. 3: Add and Subtract Decimals Ch. 4: Multiply Decimals Ch. 5: Divide Decimals Ch. 6: Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators ▪ Ch. 7: Multiply Fractions ▪ Ch. 8: Divide Fractions ▪ Ch. 9: Algebra, Patterns, and Graphing ▪ Ch. 10: Convert Units of Measure ▪ Ch. 11: Geometry and Volume ▪ Getting Ready for Grade Six
ROCKET MATH � � Helps students master basic facts. Daily practice at school and at home. Students will move through the program at their own pace. Parent participation is an important part of your child’s success with Rocket Math.
Math Placement Criteria (6 th) � � � IOWA Computation score IOWA Problem Solving score IOWA Concepts End of Grade Level Book Test PSSA score (from 4 th grade) Student Attributes
For best results, use Chrome as your Internet browser. 1. From the North Allegheny Homepage, click on “+Parents. ” 2. Then select “Online Textbook Resources. ” 3. Select “Elementary Level Resources. ”
Absence Procedures � � � Work will be kept in an absent folder Work will be sent home according to your indicated choice on the homework buddy form Work can be picked up upon return, but your student will be further behind Make-up = number of days absent See me at anytime for assistance
Snack Fruit or vegetable only � Eaten after math at 10: 20 � Lunch is at 12: 50 �
Special Events ■ ■ ■ ■ K-O-K Beach Party Kennywood/ Idlewild Field Trip 5 th Grade Picnic 100 th Day Mancala Book Buddies An Afternoon of Thanks and Giving
Health and Wellness at NA � You may send in a non-edible treat with your child to celebrate a birthday if you wish.
Tyler Online Gradebook � Information about the NA Student Data Portal for All Parents: � The NA Student Data Portal is a webbased grade book and reporting system that provides access to student records. Personal user names and passwords are required to log in to the system.
North Allegheny Testing Schedule Curriculum based testing : � Math quizzes and chapter tests. District and State mandated testing : � � Reading Theme Skills tests � � Weekly Spelling unit tests � � Science and Social Studies chapter tests and quizzes ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) January 8 -12 PSSA ELA April 9 -13 PSSA Math April 16 -20
Band, Orchestra, and Chorus � Elective Classes – not required � Student s who are not at rehearsal will be… � Participating in extension/remediation activities � Working on special projects/activities � It will not be study-hall like periods • Band Orchestra students need to bring their instruments and music every week. • Band Orchestra full group practices Thursday • Chorus students need to bring their music every week. Chorus full group practices on Wednesdays
Band Orchestra Lessons � � Schedules have been distributed by Mr. Klicker and Mrs. Watton. Students are to attend their lesson every week They are to bring their instrument and music to lessons Students may leave for their lesson five minutes before scheduled lesson begins Band orchestra students are required to makeup any work missed while attending their lesson
Outdoor Education Program CAMP K-O-K � � Located just west of Zelienople in Fombell, PA HES Dates: Mon. , Sep. 25 th – Wed. , Sept. 27 th Activities include: Canoeing, Archery , Outdoor Cooking, Rock Climbing, Geocaching, Team Building, Zip line, Water Quality Testing at the Creek, Trail of Courage, and Art project Instructors: HES and KOK STAFF
Welcome to Camp Kon-O-Kwee! YMCA CAMP KON-O-KWEE SPENCER � 126 Nagel Road Fombell, PA 16123 � Toll-Free: 877 -962 -2565 (877 -YMCA- Ko. K) Phone: 724 -758 -6238
Trail of Courage
Health Office at K-O-K ■ ■ ■ Nurse is on site the entire time we are at camp. All meds must have written documentation/prescription from the Licensed Health Care Provider. Parent permission form must be completed for these meds. This form is in the packet or available on the North Allegheny Health Services web site. Cannot administer medicine without parent and physician signatures. Send only amount needed for camp. Combine all medications and permission forms in Ziploc bag with child’s name on bag. All medication must be in the original container.
Health Office at K-O-K When possible, please have all meds in to the health office at least two school days before leaving for camp. This will allow time to organize and call you if there any questions. ■ Will not take medicine with another child’s name on it. ■ Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will be available for the students provided you indicated on the medical emergency form that we can administer it. ■ We do not take student meds from school unless you contact the nurse beforehand. ■ Any OTC medications (ex. Multivitamin and Melatonin) require physician orders. ■ ■ Medication needs to be submitted to the health office by Sept. 21
Health Office Any questions, call HES Health Office at: 412 -635 -5122
MTSS Implementation 2017 -2018
What is MTSS? Multi-Tiered System of Support MTSS is evidence-based and addresses academics & behavior in a systematic, cyclical problem-solving process. MTSS is intended to help all students meet with continuous academic and behavioral success. 5 Year Implementation Process Year 1 of Implementation
What is MTSS? Multi-Tiered System of Support ❑Standards-aligned and responsive ❑Based on high quality core instruction ❑Universal screening ❑Progress monitoring ❑Data-based decision-making ❑Tiered services and supports ❑Family engagement ❑SLD (specific learning disability) determination ❑Professional learning & collaboration
2017 -2018 Tier 1 Focus
North Allegheny Implementation Plan 2017 -2018 School Year Focus of Year 1: Administration of Universal Screener and differentiation of instruction to meet all students learning needs. A universal screener is a brief assessment that is administered 3 times a year. The data from the assessments allows teachers to better differentiate their instruction to meet all learners needs and monitor students growth. Universal Screener Tool –
Universal Screener Facts Given three times per year. Administer on grade level Administer to all students Sept. Dec. and May Reading Grades K-5 K-1 – 1: 1 with staff member Approx. -15 min 2 -5 – 1: 1 and computer Approx. – 35 min Math Grades 2 -5 Assessed on the computer 35 min
aimsweb. Plus – Aimsweb Plus – Focus Literacy (K-5) and Numeracy (2 -5) – Administration • Fall(September) • Winter (December) • Spring (May)
School Parent Communication Your best source for information for anything school related is the Hosack website.
Communication A paper note must be sent in with your child for all transportation requests/changes. It is your child’s responsibility to turn this in We may not be able to check email until after dismissal.
4 th and 5 th Grade i. Pad Information
i. Pad Distribution Nights will be held at NASH Grade 5 - September 14 th at 6: 30 p. m. Grade 4 - September 19 th at 6: 30 p. m. Check your email for: � Information on our insurance coverage � Please accept or decline insurance coverage prior to the Distribution Night. � i. Pad User Agreement � Bring the signed copy of the User Agreement to the Distribution Night. Information can be found here: www. northallegheny. org/FOCUS 2020
More than one child receiving a device? �Attend the Distribution night (suggested that you attend the program for your oldest child). �Bring all signed User Agreements (one per child). �Be sure to accept or decline insurance coverage for each device that will be received. �Parents will take home the device of their oldest child. �The devices for younger children will be delivered to your child’s school the morning after their grade level Distribution Night.
Student Boot-Up Camps Grade 5 - September 15 th Grade 4 - September 20 th These sessions will be led by your child’s teacher and the school’s Technology Integrator. Students will learn: � i. Pad Expectations for classroom and home use � Process for requesting technical assistance at school � Digital Citizenship (responsible use)
Have Additional Questions? Visit the North Allegheny School District FOCUS 2020 website www. northallegheny. org/FOCUS 2020 Preparing all students for success in a changing world.
i. Pad Rollout Sept. 14 th @ 6: 30 (NASH)
Volunteer Policy Please visit the North Allegheny webpage under “About the District. ” You need to have the proper clearances for volunteer opportunities.
Growth Mindset Change your words- Change your mindset!